leonardos codex leicester
the extensive material is organized into separate thematic units that can be accessed by means of interconnected pathways. a guiding question precedes each pathway.
- why does something move?
- how can flowing water consume its momentum when it encounters an obstruction?
- why are the waves of descending rivers slower than the water flow of the river itself?
- why does a body move when something strikes it?
- under what conditions can a person on a see-saw not jump up?
- why does waves look like crescents when viewed from the side?
- what happens to the waves when water crashed into an obstacle?
- what effects do the slope of the obstruction and the angle of impact have?
- why doesn't viscous water flow continually throungh a bent pipe?
- does the weight of water vary according to how one changes the slope of a pipe filled with water?
- how can one see that movement separates from its cause?
- where does the wave break?
- what causes cyclones?
- can a special dam influence the impact of the water?
- what must an especially strong dam look like?
- how can one simulate the collapse of a wave?
- how does air, once it is immersed, escape the water?
- what machine can be used to ram piles into the ground?